President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated 4th of July military-themed celebration and speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial went off without a hiccup or hitch.
Congressional Democrats railed against the president’s use of military hardware and personnel, citing that the expenditure of government funds to pay for the event was unnecessary and “outrageous.”
Regardless of what any of his detractors said, Trump’s speech was going to happen.
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Trump didn’t deviate too much from his prepared statement, emphasizing the greatness of the U.S. Military, and honoring the servicemen and women who served and have served in the Armed Forces.
The event would not have been complete without a massive show of military might, so Trump made sure that Air Force F-22’s and B-2 Stealth Bombers joined Navy F-18 Super Hornets and Army Apache attack helicopters, took part in the event’s festivities.
“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special Salute to America,” a smiling Trump said. “We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military.”
Watch the entire speech here: